Royal Oak Self-winding, $21,800, by AUDEMARS PIGUET. Linen jacket, $149.90, by UNIQLO. Cotton shirt, price unavailable, by DOLCE and GABBANA. Cotton pocket square, price unavailable, by TM LEWIN.
photography Alwin Oh styling Gerald Tan
Watchmaker extraordinaire Gerald Genta first sketched out the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in the early 1970s. Little did the late watchmaker realise that the watch would go on to become an icon. Forty years on, Audemars Piguet pays tribute to the legendary model with eight new variations. From the super complicated (the Extra-Thin Royal Oak Tourbillon) to the new classic (the Royal Oak Self-winding) to the just plain pretty (Royal Oak Quartz 33mm), these 2012 novelties help to explain why the Royal Oak stands firm against the ebb and flow of design trends.
GROOMING JOANNA KOH
MODEL VINICIUS CENZI/UPFRONT